Wednesday, March 21, 2012

~ No longer a Virgin! ~


Gotcha!!!

I wanted to let you know that I'm no longer a "virgin" as far as painting furniture. ;-)  So many of you are truly amazing with a paint brush and have completed incredible projects all around your house, inside, outside, you name it. Don't laugh ~ I'm beginning to get the hang of this, believe it or not!

This table was purchased some time ago at a local consignment store...very little money but I don't remember how much. Anyway, I figured it was a good piece to begin. I started with the "free" paint I got at Ace Hardware (see earlier post).  The color is a very soft turquoise tone with a hint of like seafoam in it. The brand is Clark + Kensington and the color Diamond Lake.  It's a new formula Ace is promoting and has the primer added.

This is the poor little table before:  


 In the process...




She does have pretty legs doesn't she?



Please forgive the poor photography ~ cloudy & rainy days here. 


I am trying to decide what I'm going to do to finish her. If any of you pros have suggestions, I'm open!  I have a couple of ideas but nothing solid yet.  


I'm joining ~


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25 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Way to go...you made it beautiful! I love the color...how about some white accenting? (I am going private, if you haven't already, come and leave me your email if you want to follow.) :D

Sandy said...

Pretty color... I went with my coupon and they just gave away the last.. told me to go to the Dunedin store but knew the moment I got there at 4 in the afternoon they would be out..oh Well!
Your table is beautiful,,, great first time project!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Pretty color... I went with my coupon and they just gave away the last.. told me to go to the Dunedin store but knew the moment I got there at 4 in the afternoon they would be out..oh Well!
Your table is beautiful,,, great first time project!
Sandy

Lisa said...

Taking the first plunge is the key. Now you will become a painting fiend. BTW, your post title cracked me up!
Lisa

Gina said...

You did an excellent job on this table! The color is so pretty!

Doesn't it feel good to no longer be a virgin? ;D

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

That title got me, lol! Great job on your new little table.

The Shady Porch said...

Hi Pat, I wanted to thank you for stopping by The Shady Porch and leaving the nice comment and for following! I am Linky Following you now too! I also want to invite you to my linky party going on now...you should share your table makeover! It turned out great...and I enjoyed reading your post!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty girl friend..your title made me lol!! I love the Queen Anne legs on this table..GREAT job..Hugs and smiles Gloria

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Pat,

I love the color and the table.

Dee

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like you did a great job! I always wax my painted pieces and sand the edges for a little more shabby chic look. Just a thought, but that look is not for everyone, it is also perfect as is. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Barbara F. said...

You did a great job, looks like a brand new table. Maybe a pretty French stencil? xo

Amy said...

You've got me! hahahaha....hey, not bad for the first time around. I'm so not a crafty person so, I'm totally with you. This tea table is such a great start. I love the color of the new paint. And yes, she does have pretty legs. ;)

Debbiedoo's said...

Cheers to you my friend! Love that color, of course you know I love blue. Now you may not be able to put down that brush. FYI, if my new blog is still not coming up on your roll, you need to remove it from your reader and re add the new url.http://debbie-debbiedoos.com Thanks Pat.

Diann said...

Way to go Pat! The table turned out great! i would love you to share this at my Thrifty Things Friday party (post will be live today)! It would be perfect!

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

I love the color! Great job! She does have pretty legs. Have a great week end.

-Kim :)

nancycreative.com said...

It's amazing what white paint can do-the table looks lovely!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Looks terrific! Furniture painting can be addicting, though! Are you keeping it or selling it? That will probably have a lot to do with how you choose to embellish it!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Pretty color!
I saw the ad for the free paint, but it looks like it might be a good thing to try even for a little bit of $$ for a quart. Good luck with lots more painting. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow did this turn out beautiful. Love the color you chose for it too.
You certainly have lost your virginity young lady.
Way to Go
Love
Maggie

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Congratulations on your first piece! Love the color.

TexWisGirl said...

hi gypsy heart! nice to meet you, too! :) and now you're addicted to painting furniture... ha ha!

thanks for finding my spot and saying hello! you're just across DFW from my neck of the cusp of E. Texas. :)

NanaDiana said...

Bj- I am just getting around to visiting with all we have going on here. What did MR Bj say now that you are no longer a virgin?;>)

I love your little table. Did you have to prime it at all...or sand it down...or were you able (with that paint) to just wipe it down and start painting?

I would probably wax it or put a poly finish on it. You could also do just a bit of sanding along the edges a bit if you wanted to give it a bit more character. Even if you stop right where you are at- it's adorable. I just had a thought- You could also do a graphic on the top...that would be pretty cool! xo Diana

Susan said...

Love the color you picked out and with free paint!!

LOL at your post title!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

That's a gorgeous color and it makes the table look 1,000 times better! I tried a little swatch of my paint on the wall but haven't tried it on wood yet. It seems very thick!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great color! I was able to get a free can :) I selected white I'm going to tint it myself. Maybe you should distress the table a bit if you like the shabby chic look. I'm your newest follower come on by for a blog visit :)